All Boats in Sea of Thieves: Stats, Layouts, & Tips

Which ship to choose: Sloop, Brigantine, or Galleon? Check out this guide to see which one works best for you!

Sea of Thieves started with just two ships: the Sloop and the Galleon. It didn't take long for Players to begin pouring in requests for another class of ship that accommodated mid-size crews of two or three. The Galleon was challenging to manage with a crew of three, and the Sloop couldn't handle more than two people. The game's developers heard the cries of their players and implemented the Brigantine into the game. However, now there are three different layouts to memorize!

All Boats in Sea of Thieves: Stats, Layouts, & Tips

Each different type of ship is different, but the variety provides options for several different play styles. In this guide, we're going to go over each ship's basic stats and layout, as well as some helpful tips. However, before we begin, we'd like to provide a list of nautical terminology. This terminology is faithful to the verbiage used while sailing and ultimately provides more precise direction than general instructive words like right, left, back, and front.

  • Bow/Stern: The front third of the ship.
  • Aft/Quarter: The rear/back third of the ship.
  • Beam: The middle third of the ship (between the Bow and Aft).
  • Amidships: The part of each level that is between Bow and Aft and between Port and Starboard.
  • Helm: The captain's wheel that steers the rudder.
  • Port: When facing forward from the Helm, this is the left side of the ship.
  • Starboard: When facing forward from the Helm, this is the right side of the ship.
  • Foresail: The sail closest to the bow.
  • Mainsail: The primary and largest sail.
  • Crow's Nest: The platform at the top of the mast.
  • Upper/Top Level: Any level that sees the sky and does not have a ceiling.
  • Middle-level: Any level between the bottom level and the upper level.
  • Lower/Bottom Level: The level furthest down, generally below water-level.

With these terms, you should have a general understanding of the descriptions we provide for the objects' locations on the ship. Each ship will be listed below, along with their objects' respective locations. 

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The Sloop

A sideview of a Sloop in Sea of Thieves.
Image via: Sea of Thieves Wiki

The Sloop is a small ship for small crews of 1-2 Players. It is agile and capable of making sharp turns at a moment's notice, without much pause between sailing the different directions. Expert Players can control a Sloop to out-maneuver the larger ships and fire at them while staying out of range of their cannons!

Points of Interest

  • Ammo Chest: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Armory: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Brig: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Cannonball Barrels: Upper-level Port Beam.
  • Cannons: Two Cannons, upper level, Port Beam and Starboard Beam.
  • Captain's Table: Mid-level Port Quarter.
  • Clothing Chest: Lower-level Starboard Bow.
  • Cooking Station: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Equipment Chest: Lower-level Bow.
  • Food Barrel: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Grog Barrel: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Harpoons: Two Harpoons, upper level, Port Bow and Starboard Bow.
  • Map: Mid-level Aft.
  • Pet Cage: Mid-level Port Quarter.
  • Pet Chest: Lower-level Starboard Bow.
  • Sail Pulleys: Two sets, upper level, Port Quarter and Starboard Quarter.
  • Water Barrel: Lower-level Starboard Beam.
  • Wood Barrel: Lower-level Amidships.
  • Vanity Chest: Lower-level Port Bow.

Stats

  • Max Crew: 2
  • Sails: 1
  • Cannonball Initial Stock: 40
  • Firebomb/Chainshot/Blunderbomb Initial Stock: 4/4/4
  • Banana Initial Stock: 16
  • Wooden Plank Initial Stock: 15
  • Capstan Pegs: 2
  • Wheel Rotations: 2

Tips

  • Sinking: Despite being much smaller than a Galleon, it's harder to sink a Sloop. Holes in the Aft will only allow small amounts of water inside. It isn't easy to sink a Sloop if you're sailing behind it. For this reason, Sloops should try to stay in front of other ships.
  • Agility: It is easy to perform a 180-degree turn with hardly any downtime in a sloop. Drop the anchor when the sails are at full mast, and the Helm is turned all the way to the right or left. Since the anchor is easy to lift with one person, you can perform this maneuver in less than 15 seconds.

The Brigantine

A sideview of a Brigantine in Sea of Thieves.
Image via: Sea of Thieves Wiki
  • Ammo Chest: Lower-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Armory: Lower-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Brig: Lower-level Amidships.
  • Cannonball Barrels: Lower-level Port Quarter.
  • Cannons: Four Cannons, upper level.
    • Port Bow, Port Beam, Starboard Bow, Starboard Beam
  • Captain's Table: Lower-level Port Quarter.
  • Clothing Chest: Lower-level Starboard Beam.
  • Cooking Station: Lower-level Starboard Beam.
  • Equipment Chest: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Food Barrel: Lower-level Starboard Beam.
  • Grog Barrel: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Harpoons: Two Harpoons, upper level, Port Bow and Starboard Bow.
  • Map: Mid-level Bow.
  • Pet Cage: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Pet Chest: Lower-level Starboard Quarter
  • Sail Pulleys: Four sets, upper level.
    • Port Beam, Port Quarter, Starboard Beam, Starboard Quarter.
  • Water Barrel: Lower-level Port Beam.
  • Wood Barrel: Lower-level Amidships.
  • Vanity Chest: Lower-level Port Beam.

Stats

  • Max Crew: 3
  • Sails: 2
  • Cannonball Initial Stock: 45
  • Firebomb/Chainshot/Blunderbomb Initial Stock: 6/6/6
  • Banana Initial Stock: 16
  • Wooden Plank Initial Stock: 15
  • Capstan Pegs: 3
  • Wheel Rotations: 3

Tips

  • Three's Company: The Brigantine is extremely difficult to handle with only two players. It's strongly recommended to have a crew of three. 
  • Have a Fixer: The Brigantine is considered a glass cannon. It's large and difficult to maneuver, which makes it an easy target for cannonballs. However, it's easy for two people to control it on the upper level while a third alternates between fixing holes and helping on the upper level. It's best to have one person make it their job to know when they need to patch a hole. There are only two levels, so the Brigantine is the easiest ship to sink if you're not paying attention.
  • Agility: The Brigantine is slightly less agile than the Sloop, but far more agile than the Galleon. When going up against a Sloop, you'll do much better with a Brigantine than a Galleon.

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The Galleon

A sideview of a Galleon in Sea of Thieves.
Image via: Sea of Thieves Wiki
  • Ammo Chest: Mid-level Bow.
  • Armory: Mid-level Bow.
  • Brig: Lower-level Amidships.
  • Cannonball Barrels: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Cannons: Eight Cannons, upper level.
    • 2 Port Bow, 2 Port Beam, 2 Starboard Bow, 2 Starboard Beam
  • Captain's Table: Mid-level Aft.
  • Clothing Chest: Mid-level Bow.
  • Cooking Station: Mid-level Port Beam.
  • Equipment Chest: Mid-level Bow.
  • Food Barrel: Mid-level Port Beam.
  • Grog Barrel: Mid-level Port Beam.
  • Harpoons: Two Harpoons, upper level, Port Bow and Starboard Bow.
  • Map: Mid-level Bow.
  • Pet Cage: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Pet Chest: Mid-level Starboard Quarter.
  • Sail Pulleys: Six sets, upper level.
    • Port Bow, Port Beam, Port Quarter, Starboard Bow, Starboard Beam, Starboard Quarter.
  • Water Barrel: Mid-level Port Beam.
  • Wood Barrel: Mid-level Port Quarter.

Stats

  • Max Crew: 4
  • Sails: 3
  • Cannonball Initial Stock: 45
  • Firebomb/Chainshot/Blunderbomb Initial Stock: 6/6/6
  • Banana Initial Stock: 16
  • Wooden Plank Initial Stock: 15
  • Capstan Pegs: 4
  • Wheel Rotations: 4

Tips:

  • Size: The Galleon is large, and so are its sails, so it should be one person's job to inform the captain of potential obstructions in front of them. This person should also be in charge of adjusting the sails.
  • Agility: The Galleon is hard to control and takes a long time to turn. If the crew wants to do a 180-degree turn, they need to have at least three people prepared to raise the anchor. Otherwise, they won't get moving again for at least a full minute.
  • Speed: Because of its three sails, the Galleon has the potential to outrun even the most agile Sloop. If the sails are facing against the wind, it will be the slowest ship. If all three sails are blowing with the wind, its speed is unmatched.

This covers the basics of Ships in Sea of Thieves. We'll be updating this if/when new ships are added or the current ship layouts change. So be sure to come back again!

If you have any additional info or tips, feel free to leave us a comment! We'd be happy to add it to the list.

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